American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of numerous plants of the genus Oxalis, having often cloverlike compound leaves with three leaflets and variously colored flowers that are usually clustered in umbels. Also called wood sorrel.
- n. horticulture Any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Oxalis
- From the genus name Oxalis. (Wiktionary)
- Latin oxalis, wood sorrel, from Greek, from oxus, sour; see ak- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Astonishingly beautiful results may be had with small baskets by using only one sort of plant in each, such as oxalis, ivy geranium or some trailing flowering vines.”
“Artist, educator and fashion designer Sasha Duerr uses just about anything to dye clothing: from kitchen waste (coffee grounds, avocado pits and onion skins) to invasive "weeds" (wild fennel, oxalis) to the leaves, fruit or petals of nearly any tree or plant (maple, pear, fern, dahlia, etc).”
“Librarians grow like oxalis around the crust of the town, there is no such thing as a diminutive librarian down our way, and the dreams I have at night about this very one involve ladders and falling and being caught.”
“Dear Frances, Thank you for the blessing and wishes~Your photos are splendid…love the oxalis, but my oh my~you are still master of the spider web photo. xxgail”
“The purple oxalis is not hardy for me either, but will be planted out anyway, maybe a couple of the little bulblets will be brought into the greenhouse in the fall, it is so sweet.”
“And on Sunday I managed to squeeze in some gardening (I hate oxalis - not sure if you have it in the Northern Hemisphere but if you don't your lucky ... it's EVIL!).”
“I have that silly oxalis too, but have found that dense planting of the desirables will shade it out.”
“Your slopes are much more of a challenge than mine; your violets are about as annoying as my oxalis.”
“No bishops weed here, but plenty of others, the worst offenders are henbit, oxalis, wild onions, wild strawberries not the good tasting ones and violets.”
“But if you're going to use herbicides to deal with broadleaf plantain, crabgrass, dandelions (shown), oxalis, and countless other weeds, you'll need to apply it properly.”
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